What is your educational background?
Since childhood I’ve always had a flair for the world of art and photography. So I studied art and, later, I graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts. But, at one point, I missed creating something with my hands.
Why did you choose concrete?
For many, this was a strange choice. But for me it’s a natural choice: for most people concrete is a poor material, aesthetically ugly, with little personality. I wanted to dignify it, to give it the importance it really has.
How can you make beautiful objects from it?
This is a challenge: I have spent many years trying to create everyday beautiful objects made of concrete. In Italy, if you think about this material, you think about the “construction boom”, but concrete, if used well, can give great results.
Why did you call you workshop Studio Kepha?
Kepha means “stone” in Aramaic, which is the language spoke by Jesus. I am not a believer, but I felt this was the right word for my business: for me it was like the “foundation stone” of my practice.